Accidents are a fact of life when traveling. We live in an imperfect society. In the pursuit of a happy life and our goals, tragedy sometimes gets in the way. In addition to the usual types of vehicle accidents, there are other forms of transportation accidents that normally involve more than a few people. When misfortune happens, there can be many challenges to rescue personnel when attempting to render aid. The circumstances of these accidents may be grounds for a personal injury claim and a Springfield personal injury attorney can provide valuable assistance to you or a loved one.
Types of Accidents
Airplane Accidents: Touted as one of the safest forms of transportation, when airplane accidents do occur, they normally cause tremendous injury and loss of life. Airplane accidents most often occur from pilot error.
Train Accidents: Train and
railroad accidents can also pose problems to rescue crews in that the victims can be difficult to reach and treat with the speed required. Additionally, when they happen in rural areas, there are few rescue/emergency medical personnel and facilities to handle the large number of victims.
Bus Accidents: Similarly to train and plane accidents, a bus accident can involve many victims who all require emergency treatment. The most common causes of bus accidents include inexperienced or insufficiently trained driver, driver fatigue, driver negligence or recklessness, defective safety equipment, improperly maintained bus and hazardous road and weather conditions.
Subway or Metro Accidents: A major concern in our nation is the improper maintenance of public transportation roads and facilities from budget problems. When standard maintenance is not done, the results can be devastating. Just as important is the personnel who engineer the cars. They should be properly trained and responsible individuals.
In addition to the accidents mentioned above, our firm is also experienced in handling personal injury claims involving construction accidents,
boating accidents and
drunk driving accidents. We will help you understand your rights and guide you in your personal injury case.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in any type of accident as described here, you need to contact a Springfield injury lawyer at our office and get trusted and reliable legal counsel.